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Arctium Minus

Botanical Name:

Arctium minus

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Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Edible, Weed, Wildflower

Lifespan

Perennial

Flower

Globular, prickly, pink to lavender flower heads. Overlapping green bracts with hooked tips enclose the numerous, tubular florets.

Fruit

Round fruits with tiny hooks that inspired velcro.

Taxonomy

Order

Asterales

Family

Asteraceae

Genus

Arctium

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